Boy drowns in pond

A teenage boy drowns in a Butler County pond reports WTAE. He was at the pond for a family picnic.

The boy has been identified as 14-year-old Carrick boy Destin Badeau.

After Badeau was reported missing at 9 pm Saturday, West Sunbury and Unionville fire departments, along with, the county’s dive team were dispatched.

CPR was performed when crews found the boy floating. Despite being found with a life jacket on, emergency measures were unsuccessful.

George Badeau, the victim’s father, spoke about his son.

“I’m just hurt. I wish he was here.”

George Badeau continued.

“I love my son,” George Badeau said, “I love my son so very much. I love him so much, and now he’s watching over us from up top.”

Family members hope Destin Badeau’s death can be used as a warning to families and kids to be careful swimming in the summer months.

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